Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2011 Chevrolet Camaro

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2011 Chevrolet Camaro
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2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550 14 21 $105,230 $113,150
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 63 AMG 11 18 $139,732 $150,250
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 600 11 17 $146,010 $157,000
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 65 AMG 11 17 $194,649 $209,300
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2-Door Coupe 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $21,892 $22,805
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,016 $23,975
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $23,044 $24,005
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $26,256 $27,350
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,104 $29,275
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $29,827 $31,070
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $31,464 $32,775
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $33,043 $34,420
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $35,304 $36,775
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $38,184 $39,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$105,230
$21,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$113,150
$22,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1886 / month
$380 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevy Camaro is a head-turner with scorching performance, especially in SS form. But the trade-off is a big drop in practicality and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 93.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
62 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 75.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 54.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
116.3 112.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 11.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.3 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.5 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR18 P245/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QAM
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P245/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QAM
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4650 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 720
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4800 278 @ 5100
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
4.6L/285 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 312 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (2010) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (2010) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 (2010) 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.63
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.58
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Chevrolet Camaro
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4.5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2010) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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